Distance installation

What does distance installation mean?

One speaks of “distance installation” when a module is fixed at a defined distance from a building substrate. This type of installation is used to compensate for unevenness or to bridge insulation materials. With the classic “distance installation”, wooden blocks or distance tubes were used – however, the thermal insulation was interrupted, and there was a risk of mould formation. With modern “distance installation”, the insulation and the required air space are bridged through a threaded rod with a plastic cone. This threaded rod can be drilled directly through the plaster into the insulation material and attaches the building element to the insulated façade in a thermally separated manner.

Glossary overview